2017 VW Amarok Facelift, Interesting Engine Mix

First unveiled in 2010, VW Amarok is a reliable mid-size pickup truck with a high demand in the commercial world. The outgoing model was a big success, something which has motivated Volkswagen to announce a new model. The upcoming truck will be called 2017 VW Amarok and is expected to feature a strong body and powerful drivetrains.

2017 VW Amarok front
2017 VW Amarok – Body Appearance:

Based on the MQB platform, the new 2017 VW Amarok is expected to be more solid and powerful than most pickup trucks out there. Its body will feature high strength steel, tough aluminum, and other strong materials. You can, therefore, expect a vehicle with more towing & cargo-hauling power and payload capacity.

The front side of the 2017 VW Amarok will please many with its brand-new, chromed grille and crystal-clear daytime running LED lights. When viewing the car from the rear end, a few things will catch your attention. Some of them include cargo lighting, a massive bumper, and a hard payload cover. Other notable exterior features include 16-inch steel wheels and refreshed wing mirrors.

In the interior, the 2017 VW Amarok will feature classic materials like high-quality leather, well-crafted wood, and metal trims. The seats will get comfort features like headrests, a height adjustable mechanism and also a variable forming mechanism. The truck maker will design single cabin and double cabin models. All cabin types are expected to be spacious. The driver will be presented with high-tech features such as a multi-functional power steering, a 6-inch LCD display, and a satellite navigation system. All the car occupants will enjoy an AM/FM radio, a CD/MP3 player and a climate control system. Some connectivity features like Bluetooth and USB ports might also feature in the new Amarok.

2017 VW Amarok interior
2017 VW Amarok – Interesting Engine Mix:

The standard option will be a 2.0-liter TDI I4 rated at 180 hp and 311 lb-ft. A 6-speed manual transmission system or an 8-speed automatic system will be provided to transfer power to the drive wheels. Concerning fuel economy and environment-friendliness, you can look forward to EPA figures of around 28 mpg in cities and 31 mpg on highways. The new truck will pollute the environment less compared to its predecessor making it an environment-friendly vehicle.

Safety & Security:

Volkswagen will pay a lot of attention to the truck’s safety and security. This is the reason it will equip it with features such as airbags, hill descent assist, seatbelts, grip control function, cruise control system, ABS, lane departure warning and forward collision alert.

2017 VW Amarok rear
2017 VW Amarok – Price, Release Date and Competition:

The price of the new Amarok will depend on the type of the cabin. The single cabin truck will have a starting price of around $30,000. The double cabin model will sell at a higher price. As a 2017 model, the VW mid-size pickup truck will be available to customers in the last months of 2016.

The VW pickup truck will be rivaled by these similar trucks: Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi Triton, Chevy Avalanche, Ford Ranger, Honda Ridgeline and Dodge Ram.